Tonight I was driving home from hanging out with some friends and my niece Tori called me asking when she can spend the night again. She told me she wants to go to a movie and eat popcorn the next time she does. So simple. I told her I loved her and she told me she loved me before she hung up, and it made me think about what's truly important in this life. Most of y'all on here know me as a runner....but these are the things that matter most to me. Running has made me a better aunt, friend, employee, and daughter....but I always say these kids changed my life and they did. I am blessed with a gift to show them to push through adversity and be a good person for them to look up to. When I go to sleep I don't think about how proud I am that I ran so many miles; I feel thankful I did something right and have a kid(s) who loves me enough to call me and tell me she loves me, too. Running changed my life. It still does every day. It is my saving grace most days. But these kids truly are my heart. I am so incredibly lucky that I have 2 feet that take me anywhere and it's just made me a better person all around! Oh....and this kid likes to run with me.... just have to point that out #run#run#runner#runners#running#runnergirl#runhappy#runnershoutouts#runnerscommunity#runninggirl#runnerspace#runnerslife#runnershigh#runnersworld#runningcommunity#runtoinspire#runnersofig#runnersofinstagram#irun#iloverunning#instarun#instarunner#instarunners#instarunning#womensrunningcommunity
CARBS ON CARBS
Fueling up for the NJ half marathon mañana (only time I don't feel guilty eating so many carbs ) Carbohydrates are sugar based and when consumed in the body, it can be used to produce GLUCOSE! Glucose is then stored as glycogen. Glycogen functions as long term energy storage. This energy storage can be tapped into when needed such as a LENGTHLY HALF MARATHON Eating carbs prior to the race improves a runners performance, energy, speed, and alertness!
My dinner consisted of :
Organic brown rice pasta, kosher ground beef, zucchini noodles, and organic gf pasta sauce. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Second photo is there to just humor you guys after my first half marathon race and post vom.
Wish me luck because I most certainly will need it #13.1hereiscome #runners#fitnessmotivation#runnershigh#halfmarathon#finisher#mentaltouggness#races#njhalfmarathon#njhalfmarathon2017